«Since I was a child I have been attracted by the world of images more than by any other form of culture and communication. I liked the figures, the painting, the figurative arts in general».
Luca Ghirri, one among the best photographers of the Twentieth century, dig into the intrinsic significance of the image in the contemporary period. The shots presented in the catalogue are about manifests, billboards and writings on the walls: they are images of the reality he is surrounded by, but made different from itself from the perspective of photography.
«Thanks to his archeological vision, Ghirri is able to discover the long memory that shadows itself into the icons of the media representations, and it is in the pathos of this reminiscent memory that he brings into focus the collections of works as Cardboard Landscapes and Kodachrome: “inventing the image of the myth, the archetype of today, the sostituive charm of a reality that delegated to the representation of itself the way of being known by the mankind”».
The volume, written both in English and Italian, is realized for the occasion of the exhibition titled Luca Ghirri. The Enigma of Vision, in the Repetto Gallery of London (17th May- 14th June 2019), with a critic text by Ennery Taramelli.